To maximise the personal resources and ability of people in the ACT and local region whose lives are affected by blindness or low vision, by responding to their needs through care, communication and support.
In a lounge room at Deakin in the 1950’s, a small number of dedicated people gathered together, committing themselves to assist people in Canberra who experienced blindness or vision impairment. So began the grassroots organisation known today as the Canberra Blind Society (CBS).
While the small group in the 1950’s provided assistance to only four people who were blind, today from our busy offices in the Griffin Centre, in cooperation with other blindness agencies and community groups, CBS provides an extensive range of services and facilities to over 500 clients.
As a community and peer support group for people who are blind or vision impaired in the ACT.